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The National Express

Take the National Express when your life's in a mess, it will make you smile

Three women set out on a journey aboard a National Express coach heading home to Manchester observing, eating and drinking the miles and the time away. Their aim is to test pop group The Divine Comedy’s theory, ‘Take the National Express when your life’s in a mess, it will make you smile’. With the prospect of a chemical toilet on board can a journey on a National Express really you smile?

performance history​

The National Express was orginally developed as a work in progress as part of Contact’s AIR programme. After further development the work was part of The Library Theatre Company’s Re:Play at Contact 2011


 What’s on Stage - Read the review here


Performed by(2011) Debs Gatenby, Francesca Waite, Stephanie Ridings​

Performed by (2009) Debs Gatenby, Mary Hooton, Gemma Flannery​

Lighting Dexter Scott​

Sound Lindsey Hicks​

Video Michael Jump​

Production Manager Thomas Langford

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